Jewish-Christian Difficulties in Challenging Christian Zionism
Lutheran Pastor Robert O. Smith writes for JewsOnFirst -
"In our post-Holocaust era, many Jews have identified with the State of Israel as their last line of defense should the community again come under the threat of eradication. Most Christians, especially in North America, are unable to begin fathoming this possibility. Their communities simply have not been under such a threat," writes Rev. Robert O. Smith in this essay. Introducing the essay, Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak notes that "Smith is cautioning Christians that, no matter how well intentioned their theology, there is a complexity that must be acknowledged and they must be patient in building their post-Holocaust relationship with Jews." Here is the link: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=280388251&url_num=45&url=http://www.jewsonfirst.org/christian_zionists.php%23smith
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